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CURRENT ALERT
Avalanche Peak - Heat & Dehydration
Both tracks are now clear of snow to the summit. We have been experiencing extremely hot conditions on the mountain. It is advised to carry at least 3 litres of water per person to avoid dehydration issues! It is recommended to start your climb no later than 11am to avoid the heat of the day, and prevent SAR operations if necessary running into the night!

Crow Hut via Avalanche Peak

TIME : 2 days, Arthur's Pass to Crow Hut 4-6 hours, Crow Hut to Klondyke Corner 4-5 hours

CURRENT CONDITIONS : Click Here

FEATURES : Inspiring views from Avalanche Peak, alpine tops, Crow Glacier, Mt Rolleston, Braided rivers

MAP : NZTopo50: Otira BV20 (NZMS260: Otira K33, Wilberforce K34)

ROUTE GUIDES : 5. Avalanche Peak - Crow Valley

HOW HARD IS IT?

The ridge from Avalanche Peak to Crow Valley is narrow and exposed to wind and rain. Do not cross it in poor visibility or on windy days. It's easy to take the wrong scree route down to the Crow Valley and end up above impassable bluffs. You need good route finding skills and concentration to choose the correct route to the Crow Valley.

The Waimakariri Rivers and Crow Rivers can rise quickly after heavy rain. Be prepared to stay in Crow Hut until the river levels drop.

HOW DO I GET THERE?

Leave from the village. The track ends 10km east of here.

HUTS

DOC built a new 10 bunk hut here in 2002, very flash with double glazing and good facilities. Crow Hut - Category 2

Route to Crow Hut
Crow Hut


AdventureSmart - Tell someone where you are going!So you have an enjoyable and safe time during your visit to Arthur's Pass National Park follow these 5 simple rules...

1. PLAN YOUR TRIP
Seek local knowledge and plan the route you will take and the amount of time you can reasonably expect it to take.

2. TELL SOMEONE
Tell someone your plans and leave a date to raise the alarm if you haven't returned. Visit the AdventureSmart Website to file an intentions form with someone you trust!

3. BE AWARE OF THE WEATHER
New Zealand's weather can be highly unpredictable. Check the forecast and expect weather changes. Check out the Arthur's Pass Weather Forecast here.

4. KNOW YOUR LIMITS
Challenge yourself within your physical limits and experience. Learn safe ways of rescuing others without putting yourself in danger.

5. TAKE SUFFICIENT SUPPLIES
Make sure you have enough food, clothing, equipment and emergency rations for the worst-case scenario. Take an appropriate means of communication.

For more information, visit www.adventuresmart.org.nz/land-adventures


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